Some 26 states have something referred to as Circuitbreaker Programs which provide refunds through the state tax system for a portion of rent paid by certain populations. The programs and requirements vary widely by state but it’s purpose is to refund the portion of a person’s yearly rental costs that pay the owner’s property tax. Typically this can be between 15 to 20 percent of annual rent. This information was collected from NLIHC, 1012 Fourteenth Street NW, Suite 610, Washington, D.C. 20005, 202/662-1530, see report ‘State Funded Rental Assistance’. To locate available programs in your area contact your state housing office or social services office, or your local reference librarian who can assist you in finding other organizations who might provide this assistance.